Wednesday, May 20, 2015

West Oakland beauty

There was a spurt of development in Oakland after the 1906 earthquake as San Franciscans, who lost their homes to the giant earthquake and ensuing fire, came to Oakland to resettle.  West Oakland has a still has huge number of their pre-earthquake Victorian houses.  This beauty has been lovingly restored and just shines.  I love that rounded porch.


  1. And a great design it is. Even in those days as my information is just you could get such a house from a catalogue with different options with prefab parts. Would be nice if that was possible even now.

  2. A beautiful house. I wouldn't have thought that colour would work on a house, but with this, it does.

  3. Lucky owner.
    It is very pretty.
    Lots of beautiful details and it looks like a lovely garden too.